Sony plans to expand significantly into PC gaming, according to an investor information published this week. By 2025, Sony says, about a third of the games in the PlayStation portfolio will appear on PC.
PlayStation’s first-party portfolio consists of a number of flagship series from prestigious developers, including Insomniac. Ratchet & Clankthat of Santa Monica Studio God of warand Naughty Dog’s Unexplored and The Last of Us. Traditionally, PlayStation games have remained exclusive to the PlayStation, but over the past few years, Sony has begun porting them to PC:
From a gamer’s perspective, Sony’s continued foray into PC is undeniably dominant. And considering that is still hard AF get your hands on PS5, even as we approach the point in this console generation where developers are leaving the PlayStation 4 behindPC versions will help more games reach more people.
But the choice to release games on PC also benefits Sony from a financial perspective. HorizonThe port of helped propel the game’s overall sales through an impressive benchmark: So far it has sold more than 20 million copies. And it’s not just Horizon that brings in a ton of money. In the investment report, Sony estimates that its PC portfolio will generate $300 million in revenue during the company’s 2022 fiscal year—more than tripling the same segment’s revenue for its 2021 fiscal year, and close to. 10 times the segment revenue of its 2020 fiscal year. Clearly, PC gamers like fun games with fancy production values. What a surprise!
Sony hasn’t revealed details about which games are next to make the jump to PC. (Sony representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) Data miners suggest that the PS5-exclusive roguelike Return follows at bat for a computer port. (Return was among the games called in the massive Nvidia data streamwhich was correct about the existence of Kingdom Hearts 4.) Earlier this year, Sony released Horizon Forbidden Westconsequence of Zero Dawn, on PS4 and PS5. It’s safe to assume this game will be coming to PC… eventually. Probably.